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from the white house. retailers are blaming hurricane sandy. sales falling in october by the biggest amount in june, sandy hit at the end of october the reason why my guest says this is more to do with the cliff at the end of the year. blaming hurricane sandy is taking the easy way out, what you are seeing is a cautious consumer that is not looking to make big ticket item purchases now, but they are spending on food, on gas, remember all the long lines from the t set before sandy? they were stocking up and the exercise department was the first to say that sandy gave a bump to some retailers so you cannot blame sandy. the bigger issue is the frustrated consumer. >>neil: you cannot blame sandy with this data. >>guest: you will see more outcome in november but it is not all bad news with sandy, home depot saw a bump in sales. you have to replace cars, and clothing if you lost part of your home. >>neil: back to the cliff, how is that weighing us down. >>guest: uncertainty is killing consumers. they don't want to spend when they do not know what will happen. >>neil: the taxes will go up.
't be surprised because there's mounting anger over the pace of the recovery effort to hurricane super storm sandy. it has been 12 days since that super storm hit and as you can see there are hard hit places like long beach, new york, still looking very much like disaster areas and that has prompted some angry protests today outside one power company, by the folks who say they feel completely abandoned by the government. listen. >> because we cannot live like this. we can't, we can't. >> i'm disgusted with them. i think that they should have to-- >> it's not anger now, now it's like broken people. people are being broken. it's horrible when you walk down the street and you say hello to someone you don't know and you smile and they're like thank god. there is anger and people are getting broken and disenfranchised and it will turn into anger and you don't want to do that. >> jamie: anger and so much sadness. peter doocy joining us live from washington. i've been out there, peter, it's just tragic. >> it is tragic, jamie, about 3% of new jersey and 2% of the whole state of new york are still without
vital it was to have one of these around in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. what you need to know before purchasing a generator. "consumer reports" here with some of the best buys on the market. >> arthel: first, we begin with the mounting anger over the federal response to hurricane sandy. it's been more than a week after the super storm hit, but for hundreds of thousands of people in the northeast, there has been very little signs of progress. now survivors in one of new york city's hardest hit areas are taking matters into their own hands. anna kooiman joins us from staten island. you're standing in front of a big pile of trash, it looks like, an anna, which is poem he's belongings. >> tons of trash. it might look like rubble to you and me, but it's the lives of people here. crushed behind me where one of six dumping stations here. we have been watching as the debris has been piling up for nearly two weeks. that nor'easter last week did stall some of the progress. but crews really have been making some headway. volunteer groups have filling the gap. they say the federal governm
're following this hour, slow pace of storm recovery efforts in the northeast. 12 days after sandy, some residents saying they are not receiving any help from fema or even the red cross. with such widespread devastation residents are dealing without basic services. that before the storm they took for granted. >> no water. no heat. no lights, garbage not being picked up. garbage, halfway. garbage thrown everywhere. smell. the environment out here is terrible as far as smelling. odor is horrendous. it's depressing. >> gregg: anna is covering this live at staten island. >> we are 300 yards from the water at one of six dumping stations around staten island. we have been watching this debris pile up for two weeks in the nor'easter that hit last week. it did slow the crews. it's quite an active scene behind me today. a sign of progress being made. that is good sign. also hundreds of volunteers piled into buses at city hall this morning with their own tools and shovels helping out super storm sandy victims. volunteers sorting goods going house to house and cleaning up parks. groups are leaving
in staten island infuriating victims sandy who say they are being hung out to dry and the centers are still closed today a seen being played out across the new york metropolitan area and other hard-hit sections in and around the area. fema says it made the move because conditions were unsafe because of the nor'easter. try telling that to folks who are still freezing their butts off with homes destroy, no power, no heat, no water, and now no real help. a reporter was the first guy to spot one of the signs. matthew, what did they say? and how many of them are out there? >>guest: we have only seen one so far that said fema office is closed because of weather but reporters across the city in the worst hit sites by sandy found fema centers have been closed because of the nor'easter yesterday and today. one in the rockaways will not open until tomorrow. >>neil: what do the centers do when they up and running? >>guest: the centers are supposed to provide information and ways to sign up for fema services and reimbursements things like finding temporary housing after your house is destroyed but what
saw the special animation . >> steve: haven't heard about this. >> gretchen: hurricane sandy sequel dumping snow, wind and ice on people who have no power, heat or water. but help is not on the way. fema is closed due to weather. are you kidding me? >> steve: a big win for president obama leading to a drop if your 401 k. wall street gets hit hard . the investors fear it is the worst to come. so far it is a cheering show. >> brian: let's see what i got. the president promising bipartisanship . harry reid has his dancing shows on. we'll explain. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: were they ballet shoes or tap shoes. >> steve: a line dancer. >> brian: boxers can slug and dance. he said i can do both. he prefers to dance. >> steve: we'll tell you about harry reid who is ready to do fighting or dancing . and first it was sandy and now it is snowing. >> brian: i would like to know a storm without a name. >> gretchen: it is call would snow . mother nature playing a cruel trick on people without power. new york, new jersey, with rain, sleet and snow.
ahead. >> and for the first time since sandy knocked out its power, lady liberty shining brightly. guess what, thousands of americans who were hit hard by sandy still sitting cold and powerless 12 days later. we will hear from some of those people as "fox & friends" for this saturday starts right now. >> oy. >> oy it is early. >> thanks for joining us so early and thanks to mike jarrett for coming in and clayton morris. >> i have a feeling i know why you invited me in because i'm 237 years old. oddly, it's also the marine scorp 237 years old today. >> you look good for 237. >> look good for that old. >> happy birthday. >> to the marines. it's good to be back. it's been three weeks since i have been on this curvey couch. >> we have missed. >> you i have missed you and this wonderful couch and it's a busy news saturday. >> my goodness, what a bombshell that dropped yesterday afternoon, general petraeus, you know, widely respected as such a stellar military career man that he was immediately resigning at head of the cia amidst scandal. >> he had an affair with his biographer, that is now th
an area still recovering from superstorm sandy d a strong nor'easter dumping freezing rain and snow on new york and new jersey. this winery mix coming at the worst possible time with hundreds of thousands of people still waiting for electricity to be restored after sandy. no power means no heat as temperatures plunge. steve centanni is live in new jersey. steve? >> reporter: hi, we're in manahawki new jersey. this is goes out the bay to long beach island. they're not letting cars out there including us because of a new emergency. not only was this beach area really hard hit by hurricane sandy with a lot of flooding and homes destroyed and a lot of people sent to shelters. now they have new flooding overnight because we had the nor'easter overnight with heavy, wet snow coming down. right on top of hurricane sandy. only nine days separating two storm emergencies. a double-whammy people out here extremely hard hit. we'll look at some pictures. not just new jersey. here we have three inches of snow on the ground. farther up in northern new jersey, new york, staten island, new york's central pa
, and that is it for today. >>neil: have you seen this? call it a town brawl, one month after sandy hit, the victims are having it out. >> homeowners insurance cost -- offered me $150. what can i do with that? what? what? i need your attention. okay. we need to rebuild. i don't want did leave my house. it is not a house, a home. >> i have mold and he is telling me to avoid, where am i supposed to goes i have gone to fema, to the sba. >> when you go home and get to celebrate if a nice warm house, i have no electric trip, -- electric or sewage but the city comes and the inspector says it is okay to live in. a joke. a joke. you wonder why people are mad? we the middle class and we are getting nothing from fema. they go around in a circle. deny. deny. deny. deny. deny. deny. deny. it is a joke. >> now it is out of control. the fuming still over fema. >> welcome, everyone, i am neil cavuto, done but not out. today, speaking out. victims of super storm sandy still without heat. it will without water. still without homes. now, giving fema officials who planned an otherwise, well, informational townhall mee
superstorm sandy. >> it's inconceivable that we don't have power, but what's really inconceivable is that we have no answers about what we have to do to restore power. >> i am very unhappy because we pay the highest rates in the country out of 50 states, and lipa has just delivered terrible, like we don't exist. >> it's sad. i mean, how long is it going to take to get our electricity back? there's elderly people that live here, sick people, god forbid, what is it going to take, somebody to die live anything their house because it's so cold? >> once that grid is turned on and our power's turned on, we still don't have power because most of our electrical boxes were underwater. that means we need electricians and power lines in because everything was underwater. so it's time. we need to power on so we can get our lives rebuilt. shannon: jonathan hunt has the very latest. hello, jonathan. >> reporter: hey, shannon. they are doing their to get the power back on the rockaway peninsula of new york, but still 29,000 people do not have any power at all. part of that according to the long island powe
in the wake of hurricane sandy. gas rationing helped some. but as temperatures droppedangry new yorkers want the power company held accountable. live in the nation's captital starts now. >> 12 days later thousands of people don't have power. many feel abandoned and a lot of finger pointing going on. and no straight answers. peter doocy is looking at why they are blamed and we begin with anna on how residents feel at this hour. >> hey, there. we have one of six dumping stations here on staten island and a breath taking sight to see. we watched the debris piling up. and the nor'easter slowed progress some and definitely an active scene today. residents are complaining that aid is slow to come. i spoke with the federal accord nading officer for fema who said 26 disaster recovery set up. food, water and information and hot spots there and working to set up more internet access for folks. we have a phone number. this is important if we leave it up for the rest of the time. 800-621-3362. we have seen the volunteers on the ground. hundreds of people pilled in yellow school buses to help victims of
, skipping out because of scheduling conflicts. will we get any answers. >> two weeks since superstorm sandy and home owners are going after the power company themselves. how might that turn out? >> and the so-called fat tax, not holding much weight. the law that was supposed to save people has an unexpected side effect, it kills business. "fox & friends" on 11-11-12 starts right now. ♪ >> good morning, everyone, it's veterans day and we honor everyone for their service today. all of our hard working men and women in the military. so we will be talking about them. >> yes. >> and it used to be called what? >> armiist day. >> one man wished we weren't talking about his shady past. as of right now. david petraeus after resigning on friday is not set to testify at senate or house hearings on benghazi this week. he may be compelled to. he has not been asked to by other, the house or the senate committees. one would hope he would be compelled to testify. >> alisyn: correct me if i'm wrong, but i think he was going to testify. >> dave: set to. >> alisyn: on thursday and instead he extended the a
. many of them were pointing a finger at hurricane sandy. that romney had momentum in the polls and after that the momentum was broken. and some said that obama had done enormous damage in may, june and july. but there were big issues at stake in this campaign. two different views of governing, higher taxes were more regulation and more spending and the vote terse chose president obama's. bill: now, you go to the issue of governing. what is the expectation of this group in washington now. >> i think that obviously president obama is going to try to use his victory which is very their coto press his agenda to raise taxes on higher income americans. i do not see republicans want to go give in on that at all. i think the fiscal cliff will be relatively unchanged. look at what we have had. we had this election. president obama is still going to be president. john bane letter still be speaker of the house and harry reid will still be the senate majority leader. not a lot has changed. bill: byron york. martha: just before 1:00 a.m. eastern time governor mitt romney stepped on the stage to thank
of hurricane sandy a once-in-a-lifetime storm that crippled the infrastructure of the region fewer than a million people, or a million customers still do not have power. it could be more than a million. many homes that survived hurricane sandy are severely damaged the many tremendouses standing are weakened greatly and high winds could take them down if the nor east are hits. officials are warning of new power outages. fed sex delivering generators, food, water, ice, to nursing homes and shelters and first responders. new york city is shutting down construction, closing all parks again encouraging drivers to stay off the road. the city's mayor says that low-lying areas are vulnerable because of beach erosion from super storm sandy. david lee miller is live on long island, new york, where victims of sandy prepare for another hit. would you look at that. janice dean is in the fox weatherst. you predicted it. sure enough. >> nine days ago we talked about a hurricane. now we are talking about a winter storm. you cannot wrap your head around it. the worst right new, not at its height, the he
billion forgiveness in debt after mubarak takes over. you can so what we have gotten. not much. when sandy socked sandy. a direct christmas hit. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] while you're getting ready for the holidays, we're getting ready for you. tis the season. for food, for family, and now, something extra -- for you. >>neil: the october super storm causing november sales if retail to dive. how much? >>guest: retailers lost multiple key shopping days as stores were closed or saw little business after the super storm as residents tried to recover. target, we know the chain was the largest discount retailer has many stores along the east coast and they saw sales follow 1 percent missing a 2.1 percent expected rise. macy's sales fell 1 percent during the month, the first sale drop for the department store chain in three years. a rise in sales was expected there. and in all of this despite the company saying they had the largest volume than
in long beach, new york. the entire community devastated by super storm sandy nearly two weeks ago. many of the residents say the lack of power, basic necessity says making the recovery effort much more difficult. anna is live. what kind of progress are you seeing with the cleanup? >> reporter: gregg, the cleanup efforts it's been mixed. we have seen a lot of people cleaning clearing out their homes and backhoes coming in and picking up the debris but only a few feet away you see these cars they look like they have been forgotten for two weeks. there is sea gunk underneath them. we talked to the red cross and $40-50 million has been invested by them into relief and urging everybody to clean up because of concerns over mold. other health concern is carbon monoxide poisoning. a woman in ocean side died after she had a generator she was using in her garage. concerns over power go it's coming back in pockets. really the numbers to be misleading we're getting from power companies because they don't include tens of thousands of storm ravaged victims whose electrical systems that the power comp
for first time unemployment claims. labor department warns the figures were distorted by superstorm sandy. applications declining in one state because the unemployment office lost power during the storm. sandy pushing up applications in other states because those temporarily out of work sought benefits. martha: you may see some people getting jobs as rebuilding begins on the northeast. here is little perspective on the number since december 2007. here is the chart we look at. weekly jobless claims stayed above 300,000. they spiked back in 2009. we're a long way from that number. economists say weekly claims must consistently fall below 375,000. that is shown by yellow line. we've been bumping along it for a long time. to indicate the job market is truly strong enough to move the economy in the right direction to change the overall unemployment number. lately weekly jobless claims have dipped below the line, averaging 372,000 a week this year. this is the fourth time the claims have been under 360 in the past 4 1/2 years. overall, 5 million americans are collected unemployment benefits. th
of superstorm sandy d the threat of carbon monoxide exposure, dangers from downed power lines and contaminated water. it is all "happening now." jon: iran uping the stakes with the standoff over the west on its nuclear program. a good friday morning to you. i'm jon scott. >> i'm jamie colby. good to have you here. i'm in for jenna lee today. talk about happening now, there is lot happening this hour. let's start with this. iranian warplanes opening fire an unarmed u.s. drone? the pentagon said it was flying over the gulf. that international waters. fortunately the drone was not damaged. jon: all this as the you know announce as fresh round of new diplomatic talks with iran next month. national security correspondent jennifer griffin live at the pentagon with more on this. this happened november 1st. why are we hearing about it now? >> reporter: that is a good question, jon. i don't have the impression that the pentagon wanted to talk about the incident. reporters were getting wind about the incident. were asking questions about and that's when we heard officially from pentagon spokesman george
they're donating 36,000 bottles of water to hurricane sandy victims. >> brian: that's fantastic. if you have to run from the tv, run to the radio. see you there. the speaker of the house in a high stakes showdown on how to deal with the crushing debt facing all of us. is it friday? martha: the president is set to speak this afternoon a little bit after 1:00 eastern time about the so-called fiscal cliff. what he wants is higher taxes for the top earners. and speaker boehner is already saying on that part of this deal, no-dice. >> racing tax rates is unacceptable. and it couldn't even pass the house. putting increased revenues through reforming the tax code, i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. i'm confident he and i can find the common ground necessary. bill: that's the same potion had the weekend before the election. meanwhile there are strong warning the fiscal cliff could have dire consequences. lay out the stakes here. what are they? >> according to the congressional budget office, the
days after sandy hits. whole communities are still in shambles. after suffering a punch from the hurricane and this week's nor'easter, are they a little too quick to take credit for the response? we will talk to the people who are still devastated with the recovery efforts. >> these people are staying in their homes. they are not leaving their houses. there is nothing going on. my house is $292,000. i don't know how to replace it shannon: nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy, hundreds of thousands are in the cold without power and asking when the so-called aftermath will ever and. gas rationing adding the frustrations today. it is now with unturned in effect in new york and new jersey. drivers place their fillip days based on their license plates being odd or even. adding insult to injury, miles of destruction -- many homes destroyed completely. many are questioning what is going on. >> summer being allowed to return home for the first time but not permanently. folks feeling like refugees in their own neighborhood. david miller is live in sea bright, new jersey. what is el
extraordinary. >>neil: how much can folks take? victims of hurricane sandy are crying out for help. >> we need heat. we need running water. it is sewage water. i don't know if i can make it. i don't know what to do. i can't do it. >>neil: the leaders are saying they are doing great. >> we thank the administrator if today and more than today, for the federal government's response from day one. >> i thank you and keep doing a great job. >> i thank joe citizens a lot credit. >> they have done a go nominal job. >> i thank the governor for his continued leadership and focus. >> i thank the governor and his team for the great job they have done. >> this federal government performance is extraordinary. >> they are doing an outstanding job. >>neil: okay. hurricane sandy tore his town to shreds but didn't you know they are doing a great job. >>guest: i was absent for that memo. everyone was doing a great job for the first day when all of the shiny trucks were on the cape and they had a photo opportunity. the people that have been doing a great job are the private citizens giving us food and gloves and
after the storm, when all the lawmakers after hurricane sandy were slapping themselves on the back and saying what a great job they were doing, and my crew is a good example, they were in staten island and on the jersey shore and they saw for themselves, there was this back slapping here. there was no high five's, because while they were high fiving, the folks they represented wanted to raise a finger at them. that is next. black friday's here. do you think walmart can get you a great deal on the items you want? i don't know! let's go see. vizio 60" smart led for $688. that's a $310 savings. that is amazing! the first and only place to shop this black friday. savings start at 8pm thursday, more electronics at 10pm. walmart. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. you know it can
of new yorkersn the dark after hurricane sandy. what does the long island power authority tell those people. they say go to the website. the debacle just gets bigger and bigger and brian kilmeade could talk about that but instead will talk about meat. >> brian: one of our nation's largest city declaring meatless monday. put down the burger. "fox and friends" starts now. >> steve: hi, folks, live from studio e. it is "fox and friends" on the day we observe veterans day. and a lot of offices are closed to salute the day. >> brian: there is not many stories that could knock the president's reelection out of the headlines. >> gretchen: are you assuming it would not be told after the election. there are many allegations regarding david petraeus. as you heard he resigned on friday after having an affair with paula broadwell who was his bigrapper. she had gone to west point and harvard and valedictorian of her class. she met him upon at harvard and that's when the relationship started. >> brian: she has a book tour. and very impressive and extremely bright and knows the military and unbelie
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without power two weeks after hurricane sandy slammed into the northeast. they're not the only ones suffering. folks in new york city usually head to coney island to line up for music park -- amusement park rides but now they're lining up just to get something to eat. jonathan hunt is there. jonathan, how is it going? >> reporter: extraordinary to see scenes like this in 20th century america. some people have just trying to get the basics of life. they're picking up canned goods over here. over here we have well, military-style meals ready to eat. gatorade bottles, cases of water. and everything is numbered. they're allowed to take two canned goods. one gatorade. up to a case of water and then there is laundry detergent further down there as well. a lot of these people live in the project buildings behind me, rick, where they have been struggling to get by for two weeks now since hurricane sandy hit. i have to say the spirit we found among most of the people here, while they acknowledge their difficulty they're all determined to push through. listen. >> we don't have any electricity
saturday, part of the country that really needs it. the region hit hard by super storm sandy. we will have a live report. >> gregg: and saying goodbye to a television icon. we look back at a man america loved as good guy and hero for six decades, from "i dream of jeanie" to the reboot of "dallas". we remember larry hagman. >> heather: but first, a fox news alert on our top story, thousands of protesters taking to the streets of egypt. rallying against a sweeping power grab by president morsi, this is a live look at tahrir square and the judges are being called on to walk off the job. the protest against the egyptian president. steve harrigan is streaming live from cairo, egypt. so, steve, how serious a challenge are the judges to morsi and his decree? >> heather, i think this move by the chief justices here in cairo and other judges across o challenge to president morsi, basically they're saying they will not go back to work, no prosecution is going on across much of the country until those decrees issued by the president, giving him power that can't be challenged by the courts, are overtu
over the federal recovery response to hurricane sandy. now thousands in some of the hardest hit areas like staten island new york telling fox news they feel forgotten. >>> my children and i and my mother are suffering. we are struggling to find a place to even be to all be together and to have clothes and to have all of the food and all of the stuff given to us, it means a lot to us. it means a lot to our community. there are so many people on our blocks down the block from us, too, are devastated. don't know what to make of it. it is horrendous. >> what are you going to do, mom? >> i don't know. >> so sorry. >> that story and that scene plays out all over this region. especially in the state of new jersey. folks it's cold in the northeast. heather childers is live in jersey city. what's the latest from over there today. good morning. what are you hearing? >> good morning. i have to tell you things look a little bit better here in jersey city. only about 10,000 people still without power here in this area. 1.7 million across the state of lines like this. gas lines you were talking abo
and responsibly .. >>neil: first hurricane sandy and then a nor'easter and now how are residents coping, rick? rick: they are calling this town disgusting because until today trash was not picked up since october 27, two two days before the storm. you can seed of that, piles of trash, large construction dumpster in the drive of this home. the issue was, water was several feet high, several feet deep and you can see another example of this with the debris piled up in the first yard and you come around this way, people are now going into their homes, with dumpsters lining the drives as people try to rip out drywall, their possessions, anything that was wet has to be thrown out, mildew in the homes they want to prevent. trucks have cleared debris here for the first time since before the storm and this followed a very, very noisy meeting in town where people were yelling at county officials about the lack of power and the lack of response and the lack of trash clean up and after that meeting the heavy trucks came to this neighborhood for the first time. we spoke with a resident who is more upset
sandy victims. that is ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city we met the family that held one of the winning tickets to the record-breaking $588 million powerball jackpot. cindy hill bought the ticket in dearborn, missouri, population 500, half hour north of kansas city but she held off on checking the numbers. >> i didn't find out until the next day after i took my daughter to school and i want by to sigh the numbers. i got back in the car and i didn't have my glasses and i was, like, anying is that the right number? is that the right number? i was shaking, i called my husband and i said i think i am having a heart attack. >>shepard: i want a divorce. her husband, a mechanic, said he needed to seat winning ticket. who wouldn't? they live in the show me state and the six-year-old daughter says she wants a pony. >> remember early this year a woman in maryland claimed she won part of a record-breaking mega millions jackpot and appears in a news conference with a sweet swine hat on her head. more winners from the drawing wi
this on sandy or a divisive primary. you can blame this on the following. you have a republican party that no longer reflect what is america looks like. you have a republican party that was rightly or wrongly, perceived to be disenfranchising latinos and women -- [overlapping dialogue] >> the popular vote, it is evenly divided. >> look at the gender -- >> dirty divisive -- [overlapping dialogue] >> excuse me. the election is over. look at the returns. obama won the latino voters -- >> it doesn't matter how we -- >> let me finish my point. >> julie, finish your point. >> as i said, rightly or wrongly, you have a republican party perceived by latinos as wanted being on there side, women, want on their side. if the republican party doesn't understand they have to expand their brand and they are no longer representing white men, they will continue to lose. the more they fight that fact, the longer you will have results like this. >> promoting riskal responsibility only represents the white male brand. >> the race is over. we are discussing demographics. >> unwaivering supporter from barac
on this situation. the general joins us coming up. gregg: growing frustrations among victims of hurricane sandy. 150,000 folks still without any power in new york and new jersey and emotions to say the least beginning to boil over. in long island, people who suffered without any power for almost two weeks now told by the local utility company, get this, fill out your forms online. kind of hard to do without any power. molly line is live on staten island, one of the hardest hit areas from the storm. molly, what is the latest with staten island residents getting help? >> reporter: you're using these words frustration, exhaustion, that is exactly what residents are talking about. this is one. hardest hit roads in staten island a lot of debris still here two weeks later. residents say they see big trucks moving debris out all week long. that is one positive note. there is lot of competition too. they need to find electricians. they need to find new boilers. 14,000 people across staten island applied for aid from fema. many are still waiting to hear about that, gregg. gregg: molly, you must be hearing pr
after hard-hit area in new york a massive cleanup underway in a community devastated by superstorm sandy. nearly two weeks after it hit many residents say they feel forgotten. jonathan hunt live in belle harbor, new york, with more. jonathan? >> reporter: jenna, this is belle harbor, part of the rock aways peninsula. this part is belle harbor hard hit. not just water that did damage but fires swept through the street taking out many, many homes. down here you see the sandbags you see the family that lived in the home to try to prevent waters and not much good with the surge they got and fire that did so much damage. this is the porch. this bmw completely flooded. the water down on the floor boards of the car there, extensive are damage to the inside you can see quite clearly. one of the major problems here as it is in so many communities is power. the long island power authority is responsible here. lipa, as it is known. still 29 thousand people in the rockaways do not have power. they have crews from phoenix, arizona. they have crews from all over the country to get this done. you look
's newsroom". gregg: hurricane sandy blamed on a big increase in weekly jobless claims. the number of americans filing for jobless benefits jumping by 78,000 to 439,000. there's the number on your screen. that is the highest level in a year and a half. stuart varney, anchor of "varney & company" on the fox business network. stu, this is huge compared to what they were expecting, right? >> you can't explain this huge number entirely on the storm, sandy. it is true that last week many people up and down the eastern seaboard were able to get out of their houses for the first time and go down and file. that accounts for some of this big increase. but gregg, there is a suspicion that the underlying trend is for higher and higher jobless pen fit claims because the economy appears to be getting weaker and weaker. we face tax increases next year. that's been noted by business. there have been some layoffs prior to those tax increases. and so the underlying trend may be up. it has been exaggerated by hurricane sandy. gregg: stu, things could get worse january 1st, when all of these spending
,000. second straight drop after a super storm sandy caused a spike in claims across the northeastern united states. the storm also caused big headaches for major retailers according to folks at master card who track spending sandy kept shoppers in hard hit areas from spending estimated $4 billion in stores. today big name chains macy's targeting and kohl's weak sales in november. came despite strong black friday sales which many started on thanksgiving day itself. you have probably heard that the maker of twinkies is about to go belly up. the company wants to pay a number of high level executives nearly $2 million in bonuses. that's despite the fact that 18,000 employees are about to be out of work. you will recall hostess brands decided to shut down operations earlier this month it. it makes wonder bread, who he who hes. dingdongs. bakers union gone on strike over salary and benefit cuts. the union claims years of mismanagement ran the company into the ground. $1.8 million in bonus money wouldn't have saved the money from bankruptcy far from it but it's still a lot of mud in the eye for al
for millions in the northeast still recovering from the last week's devastating hurricane sandy. powerful winds, rain and snow -- i mean, it was blizzard conditions around here in many places last night -- knocking out power to many who had only recently gotten it back. in new york and new jersey alone, 60,000 people are again in the dark. some transit service also taking a hit. the long island railroad, some call it the wrong island failroad, suspended all service due to weather. and airlines canceled at least 1300 u.s. flights. mean time, new stories of unbelievable hardship are starting to emerge again. this is video -- look at this. look at that shot in staten island, new york. folks there cannot catch a break. snow now covering piles and piles of debris and garbage that they've been waiting for someone to take. we're told the smell of sewage is getting stronger and that face masks are now being handed out to help people deal with it. signs like this also popping up. this one reads: obama, fema, help! folks are angry and frustrated after learning that fema offices closed yesterday due to ba
storm sandy. and now we have the charity, troops need you, working to get our troops the things they need most. >> great to be back. >> shannon: we like to tell folks what is so unique, there are a lot of great charities that send care packages and things that are always welcome. but you try to find out the specific needs of what the guys and gals need and make sure they get that. tell us about what have you here. i understand, this is a focus on afghanistan. >> that's right. we say, go beyond the care package. i served in iraq and afghanistan. i saw thousands of care packages, laying around and also going out with units that had specific mission needs, equipment they need for survival in a lot of cases that they don't have for various reasons. i thought, let's channel that time and energy from the care packages to get the mission essentials, supplies and equipment that they need. we are supporting marines in western afghanistan. a gunnery sergeant contacted us and said, i have 115 men in 10 outposts, they are really remote. a lot of them don't have the perimeter security they n
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. >> trash trucks reach town of oceanside on new york long island. for the first time since sandy hit 11 days ago. residents are still in the dark. >> we got no response from anyone. tan sation people. we got no direction. >> hundreds of hows are without power, heat or when they will get back online. one long island utility company said it was running out of supplies, outraged the new york governor. >> look at what he does it comes down to wire and poles. and crews and trucks. these are the things you want to have. how can you run out of poles? >> in new york city, gas rationing began today. cars with the even number plate film on even number days. odd number plate fill up on odd number days. ease long line and short tempers. >> that make sense. it would have useed up. you wouldn't have had the long lines. >> housing is a growing concern. fema trying to provide shelter for 95% people. you wake up and you're okay then in a second it hits you that this happened and you don't have a place of your own anymore. it's de stating. you always think it won't be you. then it is. >> one thing there seems
a republican a hug in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. as you probably know, more christy has been after his favorite musician. after this happened soe he felt so strongly about it he wept for joy. he was even better than talking to president obama if you can imagine that. so i'm glad he got a little bit of love from the boss here since he may be a little bit short on hugs going forward. >> paul: she like a teenager with justin beiber. >> pathetic. i want to do a rebuttal to collins. bruce springsteen and barack obama they are congratulating each other and people in new jersey, close to two weeks without power. i'm wondering why they are congratulating. >> paul: including your household. >> i don't think it's the government's job to provide power but to make a public show of take the credit i think he ought to be politically accountable. i don't see the great results. i see a lot of private people doing the relief effort. >> this is myth to the news, even as hurricane sandy raged new york governor steven kerr was diverting workers from his own driveway to remove a tree. so as the governor sp
without power. two weeks after hurricane sandy. utility official say most will be back up and running by tomorrow but try tell flag to democratic new york state assemblyman. phil, i guess you still without power and look for answers. how does it stand? >>guest: day 14. the response has been slow and the coordination with the utility companies and the city of new york and other counties and government entities has been poor. >>neil: governor cuomo has been particularly tough on utility companies the last few days saying that this is no excuse for this. but why is it happening? it is just a -- because of bad coordination? >>guest: i give the governor all credit in the world. he is right to hold the utility companies accountable. what i would say is the coordination between the utility companies and the city of new york has been absolutely not existent. not existent. they are not talking to each other, there has been no coordination, and, unfortunately, the people in the secret whose have to suffer. we are in day 14 today, and to think about being 14 days without power, it is unconsciona
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into a lump sum of cash today. >>shepard: a month after super storm sandy wreaked havoc, officials are asking for more for clean up, costing the state $42 billion according to cuomo's office, higher than the previous estimates and boom blurring -- bloomberg is asking for $10 million for costs in the city and in jersey they will need extra help from the state and the feds for years to come. and now, the news live on pleasant beach, new jersey. how does it look there, rick? rick: it is rough. the price tag for new jersey is more than $29 billion. at point pleasant, they are clearing debris with a bobcat for the first time is chopping up the boardwalk and the front of the white sands hotel which is on the ocean here. you can see they rebuilt the berm of sand but the dunes are gone, obviously. the sand berm hopefully will protect people. a lot of the sand that wanted in east ocean came ashore and filled this swimming pool. it is cleared off of the streets but the town is still in many ways a mess. >>shepard: is anyone living there? rick: we met a resident who is one of the few who has a home that
hard by superstorm sandy are struggling to open their doors for black friday. one brooklyn toys r us, get this, actually operating out of a big tent. many folks, though, not just bargain hunting for gifts, they're also stocking up on essentials. and rick leventhal is live in brooklyn. what's it like there at that location? >> reporter: you know, gregg, we've seen the craziness on black friday in so many stores and so many places. not here in brooklyn, not today on this black friday. in large part because, as you mentioned, this toys r us flooded -- that's the tent they built out front. the store behind it normally holds 1100 people. they can only fit about 200 inside that tent. you see the babies r us, the kohls next door also shut down. the flood ruined everything, so wednesday they opened this tent. we can show you that they did bring in new toys, they have lined the shelves in this much smaller space, and people were lined up to get inside overnight, but today it's pretty quiet. no lines to speak of at all. and the store is just hoping to make back some of what it's been losing ov
. across the northeast residents want to protect thems following superstorm sandy. >> since the election you have had the perfect storm. you had hurricane sandy. you had re-election of barack obama. you have people realizing not only is it their second amendment right but they may be in a situation where they need a firearm to protect themselves. they're coming to the realization. it is just caused up tick and a spike. last friday on black friday it was through the roof. >> reporter: according to gallup 43% of women surveyed last year report owning a gun which is a new high. the nra is reporting that over the last four or five years there has been exponential increase in women participating in safety programs and licensing programs and hunting programs. women feel safer knowing how to use guns. i can tell you some of the gun shop manufacturers are starting to market more toward women. you see the pink series what i'm wearing here and the long rifles and some are for breast cancer awareness. jon, back to you. jon: anna koiman live at a gun range in new jersey. interesting. anna, thank you
for hurricane sandy. we'll explain in grapevine. coming your way in 40 seconds. >> bret: this is quick. now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine. hardball anchor chris matthews closing thoughts from election night, well, they were a little unusual. he was as usual praising president obama and the people who re-elected him. then he said this -- "i'm so glad we had that storm last week, because i think the storm was one of those things. no politically i should say, not in terms of hurting people. the storm brought in possibilities for good politi politics. knoll shepherd writes -- >> bret: matthews apologized on tonight's program for two minutes saying i said something not just stupid but wrong. i said something that suggested ends justify means, something i have never believed in my life. thinking that way is immoral way to live your life. islamists are reacting to the american vote. egyptian brotherhood said the only foreign policy change the president can bring is by accepting the will of the arab people. they told the "times of israel" that egypt can affect and lead the process of
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